School Of Social Sciences

Understanding Disability: Historical and Contemporary FrameworksWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102846.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
Disability Studies is a multi-disciplinary field that investigates, critiques, and enhances society’s understandings of disability. The unit will introduce students to contemporary frameworks for recognising how people with disabilities have experienced disadvantage and exclusion because of personal and societal responses to impairment. The unit will explore how disability activists and scholars have re-conceptualised disability from a more empowering social-political and human rights perspective as an element of human diversity. The unit is grounded in case study pedagogy to ensure the integration of applied practice with rich conceptual and rigorous frameworks.

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